XTQZZZ looks to return to CS:GO
That's according to the coach's recent announcement, in which he revealed that he wanted to continue his career after "taking a 6-month break from coaching."
"When I left G2 Esports, it was very important for me to take care of my family and myself," said XTQZZZ. "This was the most important after the birth of our second child and the problems that followed. Now that all that is managed and behind us, it is time to go back to the fight.
"The last few months I've been helping the management and CS:GO staff of Team Vitality. It was a nice experience and allowed me to share more. A mission that ended with the Paris Major. I would like to thank MaT and Zonic with whom we had great exchanges. It was a pleasure to share experiences."
The coach added that he has received a number of "interesting offers" since leaving G2 Esports in October 2022, but that "it was not the right timing and I wanted to keep the course we had set."
"I had the chance to work with great players, great people but also young people in the making and my wish is to continue it," added XTQZZZ. "I would like to thank once again all the people who have supported me for years in joy and in misfortune."
XTQZZZ's career dates all the way back to the Counter-Strike: Source days, starting out in the DREAMRAR roster in 2009. He later played for a number of CS:GO teams, but quickly transitioned into a coaching role in 2014. Since then he has helped lead a number of different teams, including the likes of melty eSport Club, Team Vitality and most recently G2 Esports.
Should XTQZZZ find a coaching position again soon, he'll be rejoining the esport in time for the launch of Counter-Strike 2, meaning that he will have worked on three different Counter-Strike titles across his 14-year career.